The Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam is a great place for product innovation – and this year, from November 17-19, 2015, Hall 1 will be hosting the European debut of a particularly ingenious gadget from Waeco.
The new Waeco CRX marine refrigerator is a three-in-one cabinet and the first of its kind to feature a patented removable freezer section (for more on marine refrigerations see Efficient refrigeration: a how-to guide). The easy slide-out compartment means you can leave the CRX intact as a conventional dual unit or transform it into a single full-size compartment that can operate either as a refrigerator or as a high-capacity freezer.
The CRX also features an innovative flush-mount electronic thermostat control panel on the interior left-hand sidewall, where it can be easily reached. In addition, a powerful three-speed variable compressor automatically adjusts for optimum performance and noise reduction and an infrared sensor triggers an energy-efficient LED system to illuminate the interior.
Even in full freezer mode, the CRX can achieve temperatures as low as -8°C and this sleek, strikingly modern unit is also available with a newly designed stainless steel door with recessed, full-width handle. Several sizes can be selected, from the entry-level 45-litre CRX-50 to the 57-litre CRX-65, the 78-litre CRX-80, the 109-litre CRX-110 and the range-topping 136-litre CRX-140. And while the price has yet to be released, the versatility, easy access and simple maintenance of the new CRX suggest a hefty premium would be well justified.
Waeco is part of the Dometic Group, which also includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, watermakers, sanitation systems, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the marine leisure market. To keep up with the latest product releases you can follow them on Twitter @DometicMarine, on Facebook at and on YouTube channel.